Happy First Day!
Despite the heat waves and dry lawns, we hope you had a wonderful summer and are excited about the start of our new school year at Nixon.
Your PTO is thrilled to introduce some improvements and “upgrades” to our school—all made possible by parents like you who have volunteered your time at fundraising events and helped us through last year’s Direct Appeal. Ask your kids about the new playground structure! And pretty soon, they’ll be telling you about our repaved blacktop with a brand new map and sets of foursquare, and our Core Value banners hanging in the cafeteria! You will also notice some new furniture in the weeks ahead, as we continue our efforts to help make Nixon a warm and comfortable environment for all of our children and their families.
While progress has been made this summer, your Nixon PTO is already gearing up for a busy 2016-2017 year, with a wide array of enrichment events, social activities, crafts, festivals, fairs and more. Our Enrichment Committee is already planning assemblies and field trips to complement the learning in every class and grade. The Curriculum Crafts Committee is already organizing creative and interactive ways to bring to life the subjects our teachers focus on each day. And our Social Committee is planning family-friendly after-school events to bring all of us together. And these are just three examples that represent the dozens of committees and nearly 150 volunteers who make it all happen!
Everything we do is centered around our PTO mission to Build Community and Make Memories—for our children, but also you! We know it can be tough to get back into the swing of things, so we’ve put together this note to help you navigate these early days of the year:
One of our goals is to ensure our parent community knows about the variety of PTO-sponsored events, programs and initiatives taking place at Nixon. Here’s how we do that:
Mark Your Calendars!
Get Your Directory!
The Nixon Directory is a must-have for families—especially for scheduling play dates! The Directory will be for sale at Back to School Night. Help us make sure your info is accurate by verifying your listing from a desktop/laptop computer. It only takes 5 minutes!
Please login to Nixon's Online Directory this week and check your contact information carefully to ensure it is complete and accurate, as we will be printing the hard-copy of the Directory in September!
Everyone is welcome to join and we would love new families to jump in. We need your help in many areas big and small!
We are so excited for this school year! Please join us in making memories and building a community for your child here at Nixon. We are looking forward to seeing all of you at the Family Picnic September 9.
Hoping your first day is a great success!
Erika Illiano & Liz Adams